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Lockhart, Aidan A. "Capes, Cowls, and the Fragments of Ideology: Toward a framework for revealing retributive ideology in film." Journal of Popular Culture 51. (2018): 215–35. 
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Resource type: Journal Article
Language: en: English
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.1111/jpcu.12648
BibTeX citation key: Lockhart2018
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Categories: General
Keywords: "Batman", Adaptation, Cultural criminology, Film adaptation, Justice, Superhero, USA
Creators: Lockhart
Collection: Journal of Popular Culture
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“Using Christopher Nolan’s contemporary Batman film The Dark Knight as a case study, this article adds to media‐ideology research by exploring the links between fictional media, retributive ideology, and the juridico‐carceral apparatus. It also develops a generalizable heuristic framework, which can be used to interrogate films for traces of encoded retributive ideology while taking seriously theories of audience interpretation. Furthermore, this approach uncovers precisely those narrative mechanisms capable of transmitting punishment ideology and amplifying cultural sensibilities of revenge that are intertwined with the juridico‐carceral apparatus as a symbol and institution of justice. This method identifies those onscreen narrative arrangements, which satisfy Garfinkel’s conditions for successful degradation and correspond to Alexander’s binary codes of civil discourse. Importantly, the stories we tell can obfuscate systemic violence, dissolve tensions inherent in punishment ideology concerning agency and just deserts, and conceal the potentially ugly, counterdemocratic elements of retributive punishment.”
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